Atticus of Rome, 30 B. C. (Life and Times Series)

Atticus of Rome, 30 B. C. (Life and Times Series)

by Barry Denenberg
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Atticus of Rome, 30 B. C. (Life and Times Series) by Barry Denenberg

In this departure from our first person diaries, we leap into ancient times in a third person novel filled with action, adventure, and glory -- all the drama of life in ancient Rome.

Acclaimed author Barry Denenberg brings to life the intrigue of Roman politics and the bloody violence of the gladiator games in this story about ancient Rome.

Atticus, a young boy who has been torn from his family and home and sold as a slave to a Roman aristocrat, quickly learns that not all is as it seems in the republic of Rome. Politicians and greedy merchants plot against each other, and Atticus must do his best to protect his kindly master...and, in turn, the Emperor of Rome. Murder and lies fill his new life as a spy for Lucius Opimius.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439524537
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Series: Life And Times.
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.26(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 1100L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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Atticus of Rome, 30 B. C. 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It wasn’t really thought out that well I thought it would be more about a warrior that grew up in rome being a slave and then got to leave and kill people but it was mostly just about the kid being scrawny and frale. I thought it was going to be an action book but it ended up being more of a guy takes care of kid heartwarming book and my idea of a good book is one with a lot of action and humor but it was a good book none the less. The book was about this kid named atticus that becomes in-slaved by auctioneers and bought by Lucius in whom already has several slaves. The book itself is a historical fiction and the author is Barry Denenberg. I feel that the book was not all that great because it 1 did not have a lot of action and 2 I was hoping to learn a little more about rome but I learned nothing that I didn’t already know. If you want to read it go ahead but in my opinion it wasn’t that great I think that small kids like second or third graders should read this because they might not want to read a story about slavery and stuff
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Atticus of Rome is a very good book for the person who wants to read a book, but get more out of it than the regular type. Weaving together a roller-coaster of a story with lots of loop-de-loops, unexpected turns, and drops, I definitely recommend Atticus of Rome to the reader who really appreciates a detailed book with an exciting plot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is good/o.k. for reading in a classroom and for information. It gives a clear picture about ancient roman people, culture, and lifestyle. the characters do have their own personalities, but the plot is a little jumpy. It tends to go from one thing to another, sometimes without making a connection and the chapters are a little short. These are personal percentages about this book: Re-reading quality: 15% Introduction quality: 25% Plot Quality: 30% Climax and resolution Quality: 50% Overall Rating: 32.50% I would not recommend this book to read for personal enjoyment, unless you are prepared to spend some time rereading it for understanding. However, If you like detailed books then this might be for you, but if you are a comic or fantasy reader, then this book is not for you. It is a good once-read.